Vendor- Drndic, Dasa
In true Drndic style, the novel has no one time or place. It is interspersed with stories from the Yugoslav Wars, from Rijeka to Zagreb to Sarajevo―with, as always, the long shadow of the Second World War looming overhead. Her singular layering of details―from lung damage to silk scarves to the family budget to old romances―offers an almost unbearable closeness to the characters and their moment in history. “Wry and kindly, funny, angry, informed and intent on the truth, no voice is quite as blisteringly beautiful as that of Drndic” (Financial Times).
paperback, Feb 7th 2023